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1-30 November 2022
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AARC Permanent Secretariat


The Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference (AARC) is a network of over 40 universities from the Alps-Adriatic region, which also includes the Western Balkans since 2011. The main goal of AARC is to promote transnational dialogue and cross-border cooperation in the fields of university education and scientific research between Higher Education Institutions across the region. Further, it focuses on transdisciplinary cooperation with different partners in the spheres of culture, industry, the arts, business and public institutions.

In order to encourage young scientists of the Alps-Adriatic region to do research crucial to the region itself, the AARC is proud to announce the first Call for Applications for the newly established Alps-Adriatic Scientific Award.

Students, graduates and PhD graduates from institutions in the Alps-Adriatic region*

  • who have written a scientific thesis focusing on the Alps-Adriatic region’s issues, and
  • whose thesis was completed between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021 (date of final grading)

are cordially invited to apply for the Award by 30 November 2022 (included).

* Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia

Please note: Theses with the lowest passing/positive grade, as well as theses that did not pass the grading evaluation, will not be considered for the Award.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered by the Award Committee.



For more information on the application procedure and requirements, please refer to the Call for Applications.



Please submit your application documents on this platform via the "Application" section.

The Alps-Adriatic Rectors' Conference (AARC) is looking forward to receiving your application!